Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
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on the Green
Come by and
say hello to Sharon and Mark on Saturday, August 23rd during the
‘Gathering on the Green’ in Barnstead. This is a great opportunity to
ask any questions you may have about the library and it’s programs.
Card Sign-Up Month!
is ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month’ and we are now issuing individual cards
to all our patrons. Children 6yrs and up can get a card with
parent/guardian consent and teens 16 and older receive one with photo
ID. So come on in and get your very own Oscar Foss Memorial Library card
Not sure if
we are open? Just look for our new ‘Open’ flag out near South Barnstead
Road. Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website
(oscarfoss.org) for more information about these or any of our other
programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar
Foss Memorial Library! Library Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday &
Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday; 5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday;
Locke Lake Social Club is getting ready for its annual
“monkey golf” on Saturday, September 6th at 9:00am at the Colony’s 9
hole golf course. Monkey golf is a fun-filled event for the
not-so-serious golfers. Teams are made up and the winning team gets to
keep the “monkey trophy” for the year!!! At random, each player selects
one club to be used throughout the game. Prizes will be awarded to the
winners at the pot luck supper that evening in the lodge at 6pm.
Registration fee for this good time is $5.00 and is returned in prizes.
This game is open to all residents of Locke Lake Colony and their
guests. Those interested, please call Ann at 603-393-7233.
Presentation On Local Military Hero Gen. Harrison Thyng
Barnstead Historical Society will present a program on Barnstead’s
military hero, Brigadier General Harrison R. Thyng, the evening of
Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:00. His son, Lt. Colonel James R. Thyng,
will speak. Actual combat gun camera footage will be featured for both
WWII and Korea.
Thyng is one of only 7 US combat pilots who became Aces in two
conflicts, flying propeller fighters in WWII followed by jet fighters in
Korea, where he became known as the premier air combat commander of his
Thyng was born in Laconia, NH in 1918. He grew up in Barnstead, was
schooled in both Barnstead and Pittsfield, and graduated from the
University of New Hampshire in 1939 with a Reserve Commission as a
Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
As a First
Lieutenant, he commanded the 309th Fighter Squadron and was shipped to
England in 1942. The British equipped his unit with Spitfires and
“Harry” soon led the first American fighter raids out of England into
France. When he shot up a German FW-190, he entered the history books
as the first American pilot in the Army Air Force to record a claim
against the Luftwaffe.
was transferred to North Africa where it supported America’s first
invasion into the war. After 162 missions, and eight aerial victories,
he returned to the States. He then trained the newly created 413th Long
Range Fighter Group flying P-47Ns which escorted B-29’s on raids over
Japan, Korea and China. On one of his 22 missions, he observed the
atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki.
WWII, General Thyng returned to war in 1951. He was appointed Commander
of the 4th Fighter Wing in Korea flying the F-86 Saber Jet against
Russian, Chinese and North Korean pilots. On 20 May 1952, he became the
16th Ace of the Korean War.
as a Brigadier General and, later, became the first president of what is
now Daniel Webster College. As a tribute to his bravery, skill, and
dedication to his country a monument was erected in his memory in
Barnstead Historical Society meets in the Town Hall at Center Barnstead.
It is located at 108 South Barnstead Road (Route 126), Center
Barnstead, NH. For further information you can contact Ken Pitman,
Barnstead Historical Society at rkpitman @aol.com or 603-269-5692.
Barnstead Firefighters Association 5K Road Race/Fun Walk
Barnstead Firefighters Association is pleased to announce its 3rd annual
5K Road Race and Fun Walk to start at the Barnstead Parade grounds on
August 23 at 9am.
is an “out and back” that follows the Suncook River from the Parade to
the intersection with Rt. 126 and then returns to the Parade along the
same route for the Finish. The race course is USATF certified for
accuracy and is considered flat and fast. Refreshments will follow the
race along with a Fun Race for the Kids.
also a team category-prizes will be awarded to the first team of four or
more to finish.
Part of the
proceeds from this year’s race are designated for the Jake Weber
Scholarship Fund. This fund will be used to assist with education costs
to those interested in a career in Fire Safety or Emergency Medical
Pre-registration is $17 and must be received by August 15, 2014.
Registration forms are available at www.bfr06.com; Email:
email@example.com or Call:
603-312-5648. Online registration is also available at
Race Day Registration is $20.
Hope to see
you at the races!
Gathering On The Green
August 23, 2014
forward to seeing friends on the greens.
view lil’ Miss Witte, a 3 horse powered, 1911-1912 “headless” motor and
her friends and the history that they hold.
Barnstead’s “Citizen of the Year” will be !
will be a variety of crafters: quilts, alpaca products, jewelry, 31
bags, embroidery, dolls, puzzles, prints, knitted items, baked food,
garden decorations, crochet animals and bags, face painting, yard sale
items and more ....
Foss Memorial Library will have a book display and crafts for kids.
Historicial Society will have a display, Jewett’s History Book will be
available for purchase and a raffle. Earl Clark American Legion will be
selling flags and Barnstead Weavers will be doing a demonstration. There
will also be a horseshoe tournament to enjoy!
be available for purchase by the great cooks of Corinthian Lodge.
and support these talented people, bring a chair and enjoy visiting with
old friends and new.
gathering is sponored by : The Barnstead Parade Church